And Then Came Love
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And Then Came Love
By conceiving a child via artificial insemination, hip, modern and thoroughly independent magazine writer Julie Davidson (Vanessa Williams) managed to trim the messy nuptial relationship strings so often attached to starting a family. Imagine her shock, then, when her now-six-year-old son, Jason, demonstrates his growing need for a paternal role model by misbehaving in school. Thus begins Richard Schenkman's gentle romantic comedy And Then Came Love. Julie soon sets out on a quest to find the original sperm donor - youngish, self-effacing actor Paul (Kevin Daniels) - hoping he will take… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ultimately feels as generic as its title."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Eartha Kitt stands out in this otherwise uneventful romantic comedy."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"It's painful to watch."
‑ Eric Lurio, Entertainment Insiders
"Entertaining enough as a mildly amusing diversion, even if it might deliver a dubious message to impressionable teenage girls torn between dating a nerdy nice guy and a loser without much of a future."
‑ Kam Williams, Black Collegian
"An earnest cast of talented actors can't save this well-meaning but torturously banal message movie about parental responsibility from poor writing, elementary plotting and pedestrian direction."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"It's lightweight and reasonable likeable, but there's nothing special about this predictable rom com in which a single mother finds her son's sperm donor and then deliberates on the options that life offers her"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"The film falters on many fronts, including truly wooden performances and a thoroughly uninteresting heroine."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Turning its back to the feminist movement, And Then Came Love believes to the bottom of its execrable core that single mothers should go the way of the dodo bird."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"[A] flat, post-feminist cocktail of remixed cliches."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"For those not willing to buy into mandatory motherhood, there are still a few roles left for women here and there, as dragons ladies, sluts and psychos."
‑ Prairie Miller, Critical Women
"Whatever positive, life-affirming story the filmmakers meant to present gets lost amid a crowd of repugnant people."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Any fans of Oscar Wilde, run for the hills!"
‑ Brandon Judell, New York Theatre Wire
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